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ANZUS:    Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Ansett:    One of Australia's domestic airlines.
Abo:      Derogatory word for an Aborigine.
Aerial Ping Pong:    Phrase used when referring to Australian Rules Football.
Apple Isle (Island):    Tasmania ( apple-growing region.).
Apple Islander:      A resident of Tasmania.
Amber (Fluid):     Beer.
Ankle biter:    Small child, a toddler.
Arvo:      Afternoon.
Aussie:     An Australian, or something Australian.
Aussie Rules:    Australian Rules Football, AFL, Footy, the most followed sport in Australia.


Banana Bender:    A resident of Queensland state.
Going Bananas:    To lose your mind or talk irrationally.
Back of Beyond:   Way out in the bush; the deep outback; middle of nowhere.
Back of Bourke:     Way out in the bush; the deep outback; middle of nowhere.
To Bag Someone:     To talk trash or criticise someone behind their back, without their knowing.
Barbie:      A barbecue, used for cooking outdoor meals.
Barrack (for):    To root for a sports team or anything for that matter.
Old Bastard:        A term of endearment, a greeting to an old friend.
Battler:     Someone who has it tough but doesn't give up.
Beaut:     Something's cool, a general expression of approval.
Better Half:     A spouse (male or female).
Beyond the Black Stump:    Way out in the bush; the deep outback; middle of nowhere.
Billy:     Pan / Container / Kettle used for boiling water in the bush.
Put the Billy On:        Make a cup of tea, or a kettle.
Billabong:      A water hole or oasis in the outback.
Blackfella:      Not vulgar, but  slightly rude term for an aborigine.
Bloke:        An Aussie male or just any guy.
Blow-In:     A person new to the scene, a new-comer or stranger.
Blowies:       Blowflies or just plain old flies.
Blue Heeler:        A policeman or woman, always nipping at your heels.
Bludge:          To be lazy, not do your share.
Bludger:      A lazy person.
Bob:      A shilling piece or 10 cent piece.
Boomer:        A kangaroo.
Bonza:     Cool, great, that's bonza!
Bundy:      Bundaberg rum; Aussie favorite.
Bunyip:    A mythical creature such as a yeti or  a bigfoot.
Bush:     Anywhere in Australia where there are more trees than houses.
B.Y.O:     Bring Your Own, Take your own Grog along.


Cack handed:        Left-handed.
a Captain Cook:       To look at something.
Cark it:       To die.
Clobber:       Clothes.
Chook:         Chicken
Chunder:     Vomit
Cobber:         Friend or mate.
Cockie:       A farmer
Corroboree:       A traditional Aboriginal dance.
Crow eater:       A resident of South Australia.
Crook:      Wrong, ill, or sick.



Damper:         Un-risen bread cooked in a fire or 'camp oven', an outback specialty.
Dacks:           Shorts, slacks, pants, trousers.
Daggy:         Untidy, worthless, ugly, rough around the edges.
Darwin Stubby:        A very large bottle of beer ( sold mainly in Darwin) 
Digger:          An Aussie soldier, otherwise known as  an Anzac.
Dill:          An idiot, someone who lacks much intelligence.
Didgeridoo:        An Aboriginal instrument  made of hollow log. 
Dinkum:           Really? (Exclamation of surprise).
Dinki Di:          Absolutely true blue .
Dog's Breakfast:       A mess, sloppy.
Drongo:       An idiot.
Drover:         Someone who drives cattle / sheep long distances.
Duds:      Clothes, (not specific).
Dunny:        Toilet, primarily outdoors.


Earbash:       One person talking for quite a while, loudly, inconsiderately, and against the listeners will.
Eggnisher:            An air conditioner.
Esky:         A cooler or other form of ice-box, derived from the 'Eskimo' brand of coolers.


Face Fungus:      Facial hair.
Fair crack of the whip:        To give a fair chance.
Fair Dinkum:         Honest, up front, genuine, true.
Flake:          Shark meat.
Flake out:        To pass out, show fatigue.
Five Finger Discount:         To steal or shoplift.
Footy:        Australian Rules Football (Aussie Rules).
Franga:      Condom.


G'Day:       Hello, good day, welcome.
Googie:       Egg.
Grazier:       Owner of a large sheep or cattle property.
Grog:       Liquor.
Grommet:        Young or amateur surfer.
Golden Syrup:        is a thick, amber-colored byproduct of Sugar Cane.
Gutzer:       To fall down, be injured or to get hurt in some way.


Happy as Larry:      Quite content with something.
Haveagoodweekend:       Have a good weekend.
Humpy:         Crude outback-home.



Jackeroo:     A cattle or sheep station hand.
Jillaroo:         Same as above, except female.
Jaffle:        A toasted sandwich or slice of bread.
Jocks:    Men's undershorts.
Jumbuck:    A sheep.


Kiwi:       A resident of New Zealand.
A few Kangaroos loose in the top paddock:      Not quite all there, a bit simple.
Knock:    To criticise, run down, belittle.
Knockers:      a.   Critics
                        b.   Woman's breasts


Lamingtons:    Traditional Aussie dessert, small sponge-like cake.
Lamington Drive:       A cooking-backed fundraiser.
Long Neck:       A large bottle of beer.
Long Paddock:       The road side, the grass is used to feed stock in drought times. 


Mate:       A good friend, general term for just about anybody.
Matilda:       Swag, packing up your bags and hitting the road.
Mexican:       Any body who comes from south of the Queensland border.
Middie:       An averaged sized glass of beer. 
Mozzies:       Mosquitos.
Mystery Bags:        Sausages, 


Never Never:       The Outback.
Nulla Nulla:       Heavy wooden club or stick, originally an Aboriginal weapon of choice.


Ocker:   The Redneck Aussie.
Overlander:       Someone who drives cattle over vast distances.
Outback:        Australia's dry interior.
Out House:    An outside toilet
OZ:       Term for Australia.


Pat Malone:       On your own.
Pavlova:        Mainstay of Aussie deserts.
Pie Floater:        Meat Pie that 'floats' on a bed of peas and tomato sauce.
Poddy Dodger:    Cattle thief.
Pommie (or Pom):   A  person of British extraction.
Pony:    Small beer glass
Pot:       Large beer glass.
Pub:    A bar or hotel, a public area for drinking alchol.


Quid:       Pound note in the old currency.      $2.00


Rat Bag:       Someone who's troublesome.
Ring-In:       An impostor of some sort.
Road Train:  Large truck found in the outback, 2-4 trailers long.
Root:   To have sex.
Rubber neck:    An inquisitive person.


Sandgroper:        Resident of Western Australia.
Sanga:        Sandwich.
Schooner:        Very large beer glass . Usually found in the NT
Scrub up:         To get tidy or cleaned up.
Servo:         Petrol or service station.
Sheila:       Woman or girl.
Shout:       Turn to buy a round of drinks .
Slab:        24-can pack of beer.
Snags:       Common term for sausages, commonly grilled on the 'barbie'.
Sticky Beak:     Inquisitive, to pry, to get involved when not wanted.
Strine:       Australian slang.
Stubbies:     Shorts, small bottles of beer.
Sundowner:    Person who sets up camp wherever they are at sunset.
Swag:        a:-  a Bed roll, or . b:-   a large number of anything.


Thingamabob:      Any thing you don't know the name of at the time.
Thingamajig:      Any thing you don't remember the name of at the time.
Tilly:    a:-   Utility or small truck ( Queensland ).
             b:-   Pressurised petroleum lamp used for camping.
Tinny:    a:-   Aluminium boat.
               b:-   A beer can.
True Blue:       All Australian, a real friend, 100%.
Tucker:       Food.


Up Shit Creek      - - - (usually without a paddle) In big trouble.
Up the well known Creek          "             "                "
Up the Creek:                             "              "                 "
Ute:        Utility vehicle or small truck.


VB:     Victorian Bitter  (Beer).
Vegemite:        Australian sandwich spread or soup base.


Walkabout:        To go away, leave, travel.
Walloper:         Copper or Policeman.
The Wet:        The rainy, humid, summer season in Australia's tropical north.
Wowser:        A party-pooper or spoil-sport.


XXXX    Queensland Beer ( pronounced 4X ).


Yakka:     Hard work.
Yabbie:       Fresh water crayfish.


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